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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 12/7/21)
E!: E! Live From The Red Carpet: People’s Choice Awards at 7pm
NBC: People’s Choice Awards at 9pm
ABC: Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and “Diff’rent Strokes” at 8pm
ABC: Abbott Elementary (Premiere) at 9:30pm  
DISCOVERY+: Alaskan Killer Bigfoot (Premiere)
NAT GEO: Called to the Wild (Premiere) at 10pm
NETFLIX: Centaurworld (Premiere)
NETFLIX: Go Dog Go (Premiere)
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Web of Darkness (Premiere) at 10pm
TV ONE: Life Therapy (Finale) at 10pm

AMC has renewed “Fear the Walking Dead” for season eight. Kim Dickens, who payed Madison Clark for the zombie drama’s first four seasons, will return in the second half of season seven, on Sunday, April 17, and continue as a series regular in season eight. “If there were a Mt. Deadmore, Kim Dickens’ face would be on it,” said Scott M. Gimple, Chief Content Officer of the Walking Dead Universe. “Kim Dickens’ raw talent, strength and brilliance will electrify the ‘Walking Dead’ Universe once more, and we couldn’t be luckier to have her back.”
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HBO’s “Succession” scored the most Critics Choice Association nominations for a TV show, with eight. HBO earned 20 nods altogether, besting Netflix’s 18. The ceremony airs Sunday, January 9 on The CW and TBS.
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Disney Channel has canceled “Gabby Duran & The Unsittables” after two seasons. The live-action comedy was based on the novel by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners.
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The White House will not send any diplomatic or official representation to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics due to China’s “egregious human rights abuses and atrocities in Xinjiang,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday. But the Games will go on for the US – Psaki said Team USA has the administration’s “full support.”
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Freeform has acquired non-exclusive rights to “The Office” from NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The Disney net will air two marathons over New Year’s weekend, then air the 2005-13 sitcom Mondays through Thursdays from 6p-11p. “I can’t think of a better way for Freeform to ring in 2022 when so many people are preparing to head back to their workplace offices,” said Chuck Saftler, Head of Business Operations for ABC, Freeform, FX Networks and Acquisitions in Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution’s Networks division. “It’s a perfect primer and further positions Freeform as a go-to destination for bold, irreverent programming.” Peacock has streaming rights; Comedy Central had syndicated rights through the end of 2021.
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Food Network is keeping Valerie Bertinelli (“Valerie’s Home Cooking”) in the kitchen. Bertinelli has extended her deal with the network, along with streamer discovery+. “Valerie Bertinelli has won Food Network audiences with her approachable warm personality and unique charisma,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery. “Our team is looking forward to working with her to bring her new projects to life.”
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London-based independent producer Nevision is launching a new bi-coastal US operation, Nevision Inc. With offices in LA and New York, Nevision Inc. will be headed by Sandy Wax as President and Vincent Gabriele as COO. Nevision’s James Cabourne will be Chairman.
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discovery+ has struck a development deal for a slate of new original series from Discovery-backed Group Nine Media. The deal includes content from a discovery+ genres including food; nature and adventure; documentaries; and true crime. The slate also includes companion series for discovery+ original documentaries. “This huge step in our relationship with Discovery allows us to continue telling bigger and bolder stories with a strategic partner that understands the value of combining great storytelling with the data and insights essential to the development and marketing of a successful show,” said Mickey Meyer, President of Group Nine Studios. “We’re excited to help build the next generation of entertainment alongside a cornerstone of the entertainment industry, while also introducing the Discovery world to an even wider young audience.”
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Destin Daniel Cretton (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”) has been enlisted to write and direct a Marvel Universe series for Disney+. “Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.’ We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him,” said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Alcon Television Group has acquired comic book series “Battle Chasers,” with Derek Kolstad (“John Wick”) attached to write and executive produce. Alcon Entertainment’s Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, will serve as executive producers, alongside Ben Roberts of Alcon Television Group.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of PBS’ “Legacy List” premieres in January 2022 (check local listings). Eight new one-hour episodes feature families from across the country who are ready to downsize, and have to sort through a house full of memories.
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“The Larkins” premieres on Acorn TV on Monday, December 13. The British period drama is based on the H.E. Bates novel The Darling Buds of May.
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E! rounds up eight celebrity offspring to work on a ranch in Colorado in “Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules.” The series premieres Wednesday, January 12 at 9p, with a sneak peek of the premiere episode following the “People’s Choice Awards” tonight at 11p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The reboot of hidden camera show “Punk’d” and cooking series “Dishmantled,” which started life on Quibi and were part of the short-lived streamer’s library acquired by Roku, will return with new episodes on Roku Friday, December 10 and Friday, December 31, respectively. The second seasons, produced by Quibi but never streamed, are being labeled “second seasons.”
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Circle Network is partnering with the United Service Organizations for the “Opry Live: USO Holiday Special.” featuring stories and performances from country music talent including Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Jessie James Decker, Craig Morgan, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood, and The War & Treaty. The one-hour show airs Saturday, December 18 at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

H.E.R. has joined the lineup of performers for the “People’s Choice Awards,” airing tonight at 9p on NBC and E!. SNL’s Kenan Thompson hosts.
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HGTV’s annual “White House Christmas” special premieres Sunday, December 12 at 6p. First Lady Jill Biden leads host Genevieve Gorder on a room by room tour.
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“Shatner in Space,” following William Shatner’s space flight at age 90, premieres Wednesday, December 15 on Prime Video. “This special documenting my journey gives a dramatic view of that experience, and my hope is that it inspires the world to see we must go to space to save Earth,” said Shatner.
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Food Network’s “Holiday Baking Championship” posted a 1.0 P25-54 / 1.5 W25-54 Live+3 rating, up +118% vs. year-ago timeslot benchmarks and up +22% vs prior six-week benchmarks. The episode was the #1 non-sports cable program in the timeslot for both P25-54 and W25-54.
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Megha Tolia has been appointed Shondaland’s first President and COO. Tolia previously served as Vice President, E-commerce and Strategy of the Lifestyle unit of SC Johnson.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

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